Sharif Waked


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The work of Sharif Waked (*1964, Nazareth) investigates cultural and political moments in present and past histories, playfully juxtaposing different positions and narratives and generating paradoxical and absurd encounters. His oeuvres – ruminations on the meaning of making and seeing art in the digital era – are based in notions of appropriation, translation, and the juncture between image and text. The exhibition at Kunsthaus Baselland will feature several works, including pieces from his most recent series “Arabesque.” This is the first solo exhibition in Switzerland by Sharif Waked – who lives and works in Nazareth and Santa Barbara, California – and it is curated by Nicola Trezzi and Ines Goldbach.